TAP is to restart on Saturday commercial flights to Guinea-Bissau. Initially, the company will only run one flight per week.
Portuguese flag-carrier TAP is to restart on Saturday commercial flights to Guinea-Bissau, interrupted since March due to the pandemic, a company source told Lusa on Wednesday.
Initially, the company will only run one flight per week.
On TAP’s website it is now possible to buy round-trip tickets Lisbon – Bissau – Lisbon.
Passengers are required to submit a negative test for Covid-19.
Commercial flights to Guinea-Bissau were suspended following the closing of the border in the country in March due to the pandemic.
After the first cases of Covid-19 were detected, also in March, the country’s president, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, decreed a state of emergency, which is in force until 8 September.
Despite the state of emergency, the Guinean authorities have authorised borders to reopen, the resumption of commercial flights and the movement of people.
According to the latest data released on Monday by the High Commission for Covid-19, Guinea-Bissau has had a total of 2,245 cases, including 38 fatalities and 1,226 people have recovered.